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About 50 heroin filled capsules recovered from smuggler’s stomach at AIIA

About 50 heroin filled capsules recovered from smuggler’s stomach at AIIA

LAHORE: The customs officials have retrieved about 50 heroin-filled capsules from the stomach of a foreign passenger travelling by a Pakistan International Airlines flight from Lahore to Colombo.

A team of Pakistan Customs foiled an attempt of smuggling of 50 capsules filled with costly heroin that was being smuggled from Lahore into Sri Lanka. A Nepali citizen travelling from Lahore to Colombo by PIA-184 flight was checked by the customs and ANF at the Lahore Airport. He was identified as Sukh Shi.

The customs, after observing suspicious activities of the man, informed the ANF team that took action against him and confiscated his luggage and shifted him to a hospital to recover capsules from stomach.

The value of the smuggling heroin is more than Rs one million in the international market.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Customs has also seized two bottles of alcohol from airport.